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    Carnival Chain

    by , 05-14-2014 at 12:51 PM (727 Views)
    This lucid is from the morning of 5/11/2014.

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #208: Carnival Chain

    I have a false awakening where Wife is bustling about the room getting ready for something. I’m groggy and not seeing anything too well, but I follow her as she heads out the door. There’s some kind of event that we’re supposed to be getting ready for, but I have no memory of what it is. I do remember wanting to have a lucid dream, though, so I feel frustrated that I’m expected to get up.

    I follow Wife for a bit and suddenly we’re outside by some docks. She’s dressed in a white sundress that I’ve never seen her in before, holding hands with our two children “E” and “R”. She looks beautiful. I wish that I could go with them but I’m almost too tired to move.

    I tell her that I’m going back to bed, which she seems to accept. Somehow I stagger back to the bed and as soon as my head hits the pillow, I attempt to WILD. Right away I get the sense of motion and I can’t believe how quickly it’s working. I go with the momentum and experience a moment of massive acceleration before
    emerging in a mid-morning carnival scene that I know is a dream.

    I’m not pleased with the vividness of the scene, so I rub my hands together and then stare at them, trying to draw out as much detail as I can. It takes a few frustrating moments but finally fine details start to emerge. One oddity is that my hands are covered with cuts and scrapes like I’ve been fighting or working with something sharp.

    As the scene comes into better focus, I see that Wife is walking here with me at the carnival. We pass a sandwich vendor who stops us and begins an emphatic explanation of what it takes to make the turkey sandwich. He says that the “traditional” sandwich of “turkey on a donut” is outdated and that rye bread is the wave of the future. It sounds crazy to me, but I try to grasp the details, hoping for some flash of insight. It never comes, though, and
    the dream fades.

    I hold on for DEILD, and in a few seconds I’m back in the carnival scene. I take a few steps but something seems to be stuck in my throat. I try to sort of gag and clear my throat, but it’s still there. I feel like there’s some kind of waking life problem and remember that I’m sleeping on my stomach. I have this vision of the pillow pressing on my throat and in a few seconds, I’m out of the dream.

    I flop onto my side, get ready for DEILD, and re-enter the carnival scene a few seconds later. Wife’s here with me again, and says something flirtatious. I’m feeling very interested, so we make out for a bit before getting down to some sexytime. I’ll spare the details here, but it's interesting that after the "festivities" the dream continues long enough for us to wander around the carnival a bit more.

    the dream breaks, and I DEILD in one last time to the same carnival scene. Wife and I pass by a carnival barker who’s inviting passerby to try out the “lucidity machine”, a large, boxy contraption that he says is guaranteed to make you have a lucid dream for only “4 quarters”.

    I encourage Wife to try this out. “But you’re already having a lucid dream,” she replies.

    “Yeah, but you’re not.”

    She wrinkles her nose. “Four quarters seems kind of expensive.”

    “It’s not real money,” I tell her. “Please just try it.”

    I’m exasperated by all of this. Wife shakes her head and continues to skeptically study the device as
    the dream ends.
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    Updated 05-14-2014 at 12:57 PM by 57387

    lucid , false awakening


    1. Xanous's Avatar
      Why do we like to hit those in-dream-wilds? Its always really funny because I never realize it was in-dream until later. Do you feel that way?

      Impressive DEILD chain too! And you were able to enjoy all sorts of fun as welln Very nice!
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Yes, I completely agree. It's always slightly embarrassing, but in the lucid portion of the dream, I usually have no clue that the WILD itself was in-dream. I'll realize that I'm dreaming at that moment, but not until later do I realize that what led up to the dream was itself a dream.

      I may be lucid, but it doesn't mean I'm smart, I guess.

      And thanks, I was proud of that chain! It ain't Xanous level but that's some of the best I've done in a while.
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    3. Xanous's Avatar
      Haha. Yeah its hard to be smart in lucids. And thats a better chain than I've had in a long long while.
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    4. NyxCC's Avatar
      Congrats on the lds! Very cool setting and interesting info on turkey sandwiches! A pity you didn't grab a bite. (Why do I always read those entries on an empty stomach and I saw you posted a pic of a cookie in your other entry, I can't take it!)

      Great job on the chaining and on boosting the vividness. I also liked the continuation of the story with the lucid machine and you trying to convince wife to use it. I would totally do the same thing plus also get in to use it, just in case more lds can be gained.
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    5. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      You are totally right, how did I manage to pass up the opportunity to try a turkey-on-donut sandwich? My dreaming brain is usually so opportunistic that I can't believe I let this slip by.

      Thanks, the vividness boosting took more effort than usual and I can't put my finger on why. Perhaps a sudden, unexplained dip in confidence? Not sure but at least things came along in the end. Probably just a matter of having trouble crowding out doubt for a moment.

      Wow, you're right! Why didn't I jump into it?? That would have been so cool to see where the subconscious would have taken me! Hopefully I'll remember to try this if it makes another appearance!
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